EPSRC can provide funding for research scientists and engineers of acknowledged standing to visit a UK research organisation. The visiting researcher can be from anywhere in the world, including the UK.
Up to 12 months’ funding is available per visiting researcher to cover salary costs, travel and subsistence. The researcher can either make one long visit or a series of shorter visits within the 12-month period.
If the proposal is successful, EPSRC will make a grant to the host UK research organisation.
How to apply
There are no closing dates – you can apply at any time. The host UK researcher needs to apply for funding, not the visiting researcher.
Visiting researchers are part of EPSRC’s research base funding where you can apply at any time and in any area of our remit. You can ask for funding for one or more visiting researchers only as part of a larger research proposal.
You should submit your proposal electronically through the Research Councils’ joint electronic submission system (Je-S) as a standard proposal.
The research organisation should include Estates Costs and Indirect Costs for any Visiting Researcher regardless of whether the support being requested includes a salary contribution or is only Travel and Subsistence.
Funding applications are assessed using the same peer review process as other responsive mode research proposals.
The RKE Operations team can help you with your application.